Knowledge Identifier: +Mae_West
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1893.
Countries: United States (81%), Sweden (2%), Spain (2%)
Linked to: Paramount Pictures, American Film Institute, Erasmus Hall High School, Johnson Publishing Company
Bishop Andre Penachio, who was a friend, officiated at the entombment in the family grave at Cypress Hills Abbey, Brooklyn, purchased in 1930 when her mother died
Lionel Newman - In the 1930s, Newman earned his stripes conducting national tours and working as the piano accompanist for Mae West
In 1932, West was offered a motion picture contract by Paramount Pictures, when she was 38 years old, an unusual age to begin a movie career
Paramount Pictures - In 1933, Mae West would add greatly to Paramount's success with her suggestive movies "She Done Him Wrong" and "I'm No Angel"
Design for Living (film) - Before officials began enforcing the Production Code in 1934, leading to censorship of sexuality from films, Paramount and other studios produced many with sexual or controversial content, including films starring Mae West, W._C._Fields and Marlene Dietrich and the fantasy films of Josef von Sternberg
Byron Foulger - Foulger made his first films in 1934 and 1936 – "The Little Minister" and "The President's Mystery", the latter based on a story by Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but his career didn't start in earnest until 1937, after he performed opposite Mae West in a racy 'Adam and Eve' sketch on the Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy network radio program which resulted in West being banned from the airwaves almost immediately
Lawrence Riley - He gained fame in 1934 as the author of the Broadway hit "Personal Appearance", which was turned by Mae West into the classic film "Go West, Young Man" , starring herself
Salvador Dali - Two of the most popular objects of the surrealist movement were Lobster Telephone and Mae West Lips Sofa, completed by Dalí in 1936 and 1937, respectively.
In 1939, Universal Pictures approached West to star in a film opposite W. C. Fields
Anne Nagel - In 1940, she appeared with W.C. Fields and Mae West in "My Little Chickadee"
Maila Nurmi - She reportedly was fired by Mae West from the cast of West's Broadway play "Catherine Was Great" in 1944 because West feared that she was being upstaged
Richard Coogan - He appeared on Broadway in five different productions between 1945 and 1955, all of them short-lived except for "Diamond Lil" with Mae West, and "The Rainmaker"
Alfred Kinsey - In 1949, Mae West, reminiscing on the days when the word "sex" was rarely uttered, said of Kinsey, "That guy merely makes it easy for me.
Gloria Swanson - After Mae West and several former silent screen actresses (including Mary Pickford and Pola Negri) all declined the role, in 1950 Swanson starred in Sunset Boulevard, portraying Norma Desmond, a faded silent movie star who falls in love with the younger screenwriter Joe Gillis, played by William Holden.
The Amazing Criswell - In 1955, Mae West, known as "The Fabulous Mae West", wrote and recorded a song called "Criswell Predicts"
In 1958, West appeared at the Academy awards and performed the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Rock Hudson
Wanda Jackson - The album broke Mae West's long-standing record for being the oldest female vocalist to make the chart with her 1966 album "Way Out West" with Jackson at 73 being a year older than West at the time of her hit rock LP. Billboard inexplicably failed to include "The Party Ain't Over" on the Billboard Hot Country LPS chart, although several of the songs were blatantly country, and the genre in which Jackson was always most successful in the United States
Alice Cooper - Such unlikely non-musician fans of Cooper included Groucho Marx and Mae West, who both reportedly saw the early shows as a form of vaudeville revue, and artist Salvador Dalí, who on attending a show in 1973 described it as being surreal, and made a hologram, "First Cylindric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice Cooper's Brain"
Ann Jillian - Toward the end of her time on the series for the ABC run, she portrayed Mae West in a 1982 made-for-TV film
On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Mae West among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire